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Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:38am

Author: compley

Clomid for poor ovulaiton / luteal phase defect

Hi, Yes, as Bubble says I took clomid for a short luteal phase, I had a luteal phase of about 9/10 days. I conceived my son and daughter on clomid, so really hope it has a positive outcome for you too. Laura x

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 8:08pm

Author: compley


Hi, Children currently qualify for 15 hours pre-school grant, from the term after they are 3. This can be used in a pre-school, or towards the cost of a nursery place (they usually charge more per hour than pre-schools, therefore the grant doesn't always cover as many hours as at pre-school, if that makes sense!). My son attends pre-school, and is loving it. However, I also have friends who have/will be keeping their children in their current nurseries, until they start school, some because of c...

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:45pm

Author: compley

Cot Bumpers?!?!?!

We used them when our 2 started wriggling around, I got some 'breathable' cot bumpers, I think Jo Jo maman bebe may sell them. I've also seen these wrap around type bumpers, they wrap around each bar individually, so they protect from bumpas, but there's still the space between each cot bar. x

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 2:38pm

Author: compley

6 Months plus formula

We had the same with LIly, the follow-on milk caused constipation, so we used the first stage milk x

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 7:23pm

Author: compley

pushchair wars!

We are going through similar with Lily. She is 19 months. We went to Center Parcs, and she had quite a few tantrums, as she was adamant she didn't want to go in the buggy! She walks well, but then tries to run, and as a result has a grazed knee, from a few falls! But, she didn't seem bothered! She just wanted to get up and run again!!...We have a buggy board which Harry dosen't need anymore, so I put her on that a few times, and she liked that....but I will put my hands up and say that when I re...

Monday, March 14th 2011, 6:48pm

Author: compley

How much milk at 14 months?

Lily is 19 months, and she has between 5-7 oz's in the morning, and the same again at bed. She has milk in her breakfast, and yogurt during the day, as well as cheese/other dairy products. She drinks water throughout the day, but loves her milk (she gets her bib out, and points to her bottle, saying 'milk' in the morning, so cute!!)...As Monnshine says, I too feel she enjoys her milk, eats a a good diet, and is a healthy, active, inquisitive toddler, so I'm not changing anything at the mo. It so...

Monday, March 7th 2011, 8:29pm

Author: compley


Hi Ros, I think, if memory serves me, that the 'study' and the causes for concern, have been shown to be unfounded, and the dr who wrote the study, discredited. Harry has had his 12 month and last week had his pre-school MMR booster, and Lily has had her MMR immunisation, all part of the standard vaccination programme, at our GP surgery. Both have been fine, and personally, for me, I felt confident in them having the combined immunisations xxx

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 6:57pm

Author: compley

Crying whilst getting PJs on before bedtime

I remember my son would get a bit upset, when we put his grobag on. I think it was because he knew it was milk and bed next, and he was tired, and ready for the milk! My daughter is quite eager for her bedtime milk, and can get a bit unhappy just beforehand, and I think that maybe it can be a sign of being ready for going to bed? x

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 2:33pm

Author: compley

advice please, worried about bottle to sippy cup/beaker

In relation to the bottle to beaker transition, I fretted and worried, and tried with H, buying bottle to cup trainers, offering milk in a beaker etc...he did take the bottle to cup trainer, but never a beaker, with milk in (though he was always fine with water in a beaker)...and then at around 2 years, he refused to drink milk at all, and we get his milk in via his diet! At 3, he himself has led the way in progressing from beakers/toddler cups, to now drinking from ' grown' up cup, with a straw...

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 7:57pm

Author: compley

Are you ready? a Mum to a 1 and 3 year old, so much of this is sooooo true!

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 8:12pm

Author: compley

going out of my mind

Thinking of you Caz xxx

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 8:28pm

Author: compley

After any BLW advice please...?

Awww, bless him, sounds like he is going to really enjoy the BLW! Lots of good advice from the ladies up there ! But just wanted to say, I did traditional weaning with H, BLW with L (albeit with a bit of spoon feeding alongside the BLW to start with), and if I could have my time again, I'd have done BLW with H! It's absolutely amazing, I'm so positive about it, L loves her food! At almost 17 months she can feed herself yogurt/porridge etc with a spoon, and has done from quite a few months, proba...

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 2:43pm

Author: compley

rant alert

Hiya, It can all get a bit much can't it!? Everyone means well, but you're sat there thinking 'If I have to listen to this again.....etc!' Unfortunately, I'd be lying if I said it stops when you've had the baby. Although as time passes, the constant tips and advice do settle down a bit, and there have been times recently when I didn't have a clue where to start, and I was asking friends with older kids for help (potty almost had me pulling my hair out at one point!) Someone once sa...

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 9:01pm

Author: compley

Breathless and Restless

Bet you can't wait to finish work! Leaving the housework, and resting whilst Charlie naps sounds a good plan! Take care xxx

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 9:34pm

Author: compley

Breathless and Restless

Hiya, It sounds like your iron level may be a possibility. Also, this time round, you're juggling pg, work and looking after a're probably getting less rest, and running around even more than you were the first time round...I remember when I was pg with Lily, it was exhausting work looking after a very active toddler, especially as I got bigger, and slower on my feet! We would have an afternoon nap together, both of us snuggled up!....I know it's easier said then done, but if you ...

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 7:16pm

Author: compley

A little hello from me!!

Lovely to hear from you! I was wandering, just the other day, how you were all doing! Sounds like Martha is doing really well, and you sound very happy. Have a great Christmas, and new year. I hope TTc no.2 goes smoothly for you. (And good luck for returning to work) xxx

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 7:35pm

Author: compley

Is the Health Visitor right re food issues?

Aw Csam, as Bubble says you are not betraying M at all, you are getting the help you all need, to try and work through this. I remember reading with sticker charts/rewards, they say instead of setting a huge goal, break it down into smaller 'targets' I don;t know if this is the sort of thing you could try, but maybe even just getting M at the table, with less of a battle from her, then maybe if she would just eat a few bites...or along those lines?

Monday, December 13th 2010, 8:24pm

Author: compley

Is the Health Visitor right re food issues?

I was wandering the same, if there is someone you could be referred to, to get some help with all this, it's alot for you to try and tackle by yourself. Apologies if you've already tried this/or it you don't think she'd take them, but was wandering about multi vitamin drops, just to help with that side of things. Don't know if it helps for a bit of reassurance, but when you say M doesn't like a bit of spilt milk on the table, H can be very similar in some of his 'ways' he won't touch most fruits...

Monday, December 13th 2010, 10:05am

Author: compley

Is the Health Visitor right re food issues?

Csam, I've just popped on quickly, but didn't want to read and run. Sounds like you are having a really tough time of it, at the mo....going to put my thinking cap on, and come up with anything ideas that may help, will be back later. (oh and I'm really sorry I didn't get round to answering your pm, re the twins and weaning, I feel like I don't manage to get everything done at the mo, sorry again!)

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 9:20pm

Author: compley

Hair Pulling Advice Desperately needed please

My daughter is 15 months, and for the past month or so, we've had a similar issue, in that when she is angry/cross, she makes a screeching noise, and then goes to hit whoever she is cross with, or sometimes even someone who is just nearby, and nothing to do with what is going on with her!! I've been mortified a few times, as my son didn't do this, so it's all new! Lily can be quite fiery, and she is really showing quite a temper! We too do the 'It's not kind/nice to hit/it hurts, we do not hit' ...